Mhairi Isla Calvey was born in Glasgow and spent her childhood on the Isle Of Arran, off the West Coast of Scotland. Related to the actor Wolf Kahler ('Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark'). Acting is in the blood which meant Mhairi was a film buff from an early age.
At the age of 5, Mhairi made her movie debut playing the role of 'Young Murron' in Mel Gibson's film 'Braveheart', which went on to win five Oscars and 'the thistle scene' became one of the most popular Hollywood scenes of all time.
Shortly after filming Mhairi returned to school and started her career on stage performing in several theatres in the UK.
Mhairi spent two years training and performing with The Forthwall Theatre company in York. Then in 2006 Mhairi was reunited with actors James Robinson and Andrew Weir ('Braveheart') and invited to New York to take part in the event 'Dressed to Kilt' alongside Sean Connery and Brian Cox which aired on American TV. Later that year Mhairi was invited to do the same production in L.A where she worked with Linda Hamilton and Ashley Jensen. At age 18, Mhairi was accepted and given a full Scholarship to attend the prestigious Guildford School of Acting. During this time she made an appearance on the BBC's 'Scotland On Screen' with Alan Cumming.
Mhairi graduated in late 2010. Four months after graduating drama school Mhairi played the lead role in the independent romance ghost movie 'Any Minute Now' where she played a teenage narcoleptic girl who discovers something sinister in the town she's moved to. After earning good reviews from critics for her performance and gaining recognition from her peers, she was also nominated for best leading actress in an independent movie for her performance along with actors such as Mia Wasikowska. During this time Mhairi also acted in the film 'Five Pillars'.
After several notable on screen performances including playing the dangerous seductress in the crime thriller TV Movie 'Gemini' for which she won best actress at L.A film festival. Mhairi also starred as the title role in the action thriller 'Eden Grey', Penny in the series 'Horizon' and in 'Alan' directed by Oscar nominated director Matthias Lebeer. Starring as the lead 'Crystal' in sci-fi thriller 'Abduct' alongside William B Davis, Mark Arnold and Sienna Guillory meant that Mhairi established herself as one of the up and coming actors of British films.
Now and then you discover an author who totally captures your imagination. Little did I realise that when looking for a new audio book for the car would I find Paul E Cooley and his series The Black. A brilliant trio of books (so far) which stir the imagination and senses, instilling fear and suspense at every turn. In 2015, Paul won the Parsec Award for The Black and its sequel is up for one this year. He has authored many books, but The Black has been a huge success followed by Derelict: Marines and Derelict: Tomb, both available on amazon.com and audible (Tomb will be available in the next couple of weeks). Paul is an experiecned and award winning podcaster too, co-hosting the Dead Robots' Society podcast, a weekly roundtable discussion podcast examining issues related to writing with a speculative fiction focus. Sit back and enjoy
Kevin is an accomplished actor, who prides himself on never having been unemployed in his long career. He was in the acclaimed British gangster film The Long Good Friday, through to Z Cars, Downton Abbey, and more recently in Designated Survivor as well as being the beloved Mr Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Please sit back and enjoy as I ask your questions, and a bit of banter with Kevin McNally
For my latest episode and to celebrate my 80th episode, I am proud to bring to you the reknowned and talented actor whois known to millions as Walter Bishop/Walternate, to millions more as Denethor, or Henry in Sleepy Hollow and even Sherlock Holmes' father in Elementary. He is an esteemed stage actor also. None other than John Noble.
Charlie Halford is known to Hellblazers worldwide as Chaz. A huge comicbook fan himself, Charlies describes himself as a fanboy. Since Constantine, Charlie has been working really hard and done several game voiceovers, most recently being Gorilla Grodd in Injustice 2, as well as appearing in hit shows like Lucifer, Supergirl, Rectify and more. It’s always a pleasure to talk with Charlie, and I hope you all enjoy the show!
Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre. He started in theatre at age nine and since that time, Jayson has been in a play a TV show or a film every year of his life. "It's just always been what I was best at and what I really loved to do." "Nothing made me happier than collaborating with other artists to create something new."
Performing mostly in theatre Jayson has amassed quite a resume of roles but in 2010 Jayson finally scored a larger supporting role in a Hollywood film; the 2011 released remake of Footloose. Yes there's a remake of Footloose. This role marked the beginning of a new chapter in Jayson's love of acting. Since then he has performed supporting and leading roles in films and TV shows such as, Anchorman II, The Vampire Diaries, 99 Homes, Mississippi Grind, 42 and Fox TV's Sleepy Hollow.
In addition to those credits, Jayson is best known for his portrayal of the horrifyingly despicable death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV's Rectify. This highly acclaimed show and Jayson's recurring role have helped him move to the next level in the eyes of Hollywood's story tellers and in 2015, things really took off.
Beginning in March of 2015, Jayson has performed major supporting roles in, Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with Maisie Williams and Jason Sudekis, Christine with Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall, The Birth of a Nation with Nate Parker and Armee Hammer, and Mena with Tom Cruise. All of these films will be coming out in 2016 and 2017. Most notably, The Birth of a Nation and Christine will both be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016.
Atlanta remains his home and he lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Lisa. Jayson teaches acting at The Robert Mello Studio in Atlanta. He is repped by Alexander White in Atlanta and The House of Representatives in Los Angeles.
"I'm thrilled that I do have those fans that are very loyal and sweet"
Amanda is an established British actress of stage and screen. She has had an illustrious career on both, having just finished a stint on stage in Abigail's Party. Her screen credits include 4 years in Mr Selfridge and as the intriguing Mary Watson in the BBC worldwide hit show Sherlock.
Matt Ryan first came to my attention as the snarky scouser John Constantine, however by the time he took on that role, he was already an established name on stage and screen. Member of the RSC, Matt is at home treading the boards of the West End or Broadway, or wooing audiences at the cinema or on TV. Matt has most recently been seen on ITV/ABC in The Halcyon, a WWII drama set in a London hotel during the Blitz and before America joined the war. Matt plays a US journalist, documenting life in London in a drama of many storylines and fantastically detailed characters and period setting. Please tune in and enjoy as I welcome my friend Matt Ryan back to Hellblazerbiz.
Blaine Rincon portrays one of the Saviors on Team Gavin in the world wide hit TV show The Walking Dead. Blaine has always been an artist, having grown up in Florida, but didn't get into acting until very recently, and lucky enough for his role as a Savior to be one of his first ever on screen roles! Blaine works by day as a graphic designer, where he discusses TWD and other comic, TV and film topics with his colleagues
Rory Cowan was going to be a banker. There was one problem. He didn't want to. Excelling in maths, Rory deliberately failed his maths exams in order to rule that out and follow his dreams of going into showbiz. Starting in EMI he made his way up to Marketing Manager for Ireland, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Freddie Mercury, Bruce Dickinson and many many more. He met Brendan O'Carroll in 1991 and became his publicist. They worked the circuits for many years before Brendon thought of Mrs Brown as a character. The rest, as they say, is history. Listen and watch this amazing interview with the hilarious and lovely Rory Cowan, who plays the outrageously camp Rory Brown, much loved son of Mrs Brown.